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Author Topic: Seeking covered long-term bus storage  (Read 6039 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2012, 05:37:05 PM »

Out of the box - there are several companines that offer inside climate controled strorage in old salt mines. Several in the Kansas City area.
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« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2012, 05:41:55 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2012, 06:38:19 PM »

Sean,

Sent you an email to your yahoo account.

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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2012, 06:54:21 PM »

There is a place in Clackamas OR (Portland suburb) that offers indoor climate controlled storage for RV's.  I'm going to be checking it out in person in the next couple weeks as the weather is starting to turn here and I don't want to winterize.  They supposedly have on site security and escorted access.  If you were to have to re-register, Oregon doesn't have sales tax.  The fee is based on the length, and for mine DMV fees were around $220 for 2 years, I think.


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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2012, 08:12:13 PM »

Sean -

A fellow busnut here in Fresno recently sold his coach because he's getting too old to drive.  But he has a nice bus barn that he kept it in, complete with a roll-up door.

I'll try to touch base with him this week and see if Odyssey might fit, and, if so, what he'd charge if willing to rent it out.

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2012, 09:25:33 PM »

Sean,

There are many options in the Reno area, cheaper than Cali but still close enough. I was all set to use this guy for the winter, until my plans changed.

http://www.forrestrvstorage.com/

Reno has, I believe the best selection of enclosed units on the West coast for the best price. We come and go from our '06 enough that we are always looking for somewhere to leave it.

Best of luck in your new travels,

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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2012, 05:05:52 AM »

Scott, even though it is climate controlled and you don't think you need to winterize your bus,....what happens if a winter storm comes thru and power is lost for a few days or a week?  It does happen there every now and then.
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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2012, 05:34:02 AM »

Seems to me like you would want storage close to a port we were over 400 miles from our boat that was one of the many reason I sold it 

 Long term storage may be a problem at the public storage places most require (AZ) all fuel and combustibles be removed if over 30 days
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2012, 05:43:51 AM »

Little late coming to the party on this one, but: "I am looking for the lowest-cost alternative that meets our needs. We are hoping to find something suitable under $100/mo, but that may be unrealistic."

When we had our bus in covered storage it was $128 per month, in the middle of Oklahoma, and it was as Clifford has pointed out, not so good being some 35 miles away.  That was close to ten years ago, no telling what it costs now.

Just my two-cents on it.

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2012, 07:16:38 AM »

Ed, I think you meant "Sean"?  Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2012, 07:45:49 AM »

Ed, I think you meant "Sean"?  Smiley

Naw, I think he meant another Scott. HTH

God bless,

John

There is a place in Clackamas OR (Portland suburb) that offers indoor climate controlled storage for RV's.  I'm going to be checking it out in person in the next couple weeks as the weather is starting to turn here and I don't want to winterize.  They supposedly have on site security and escorted access.........


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Scott, even though it is climate controlled and you don't think you need to winterize your bus,....what happens if a winter storm comes thru and power is lost for a few days or a week?  It does happen there every now and then.
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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2012, 07:48:47 AM »

Try this link. I plan to store my coach there in 2 years for the summer and come back there next winter. The price is good.


http://centralrvstorage.ihoststudio.com/
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« Reply #27 on: November 20, 2012, 08:21:16 AM »

You have the property in North Dakota-build a thermostatically controlled building (just to keep it above freezing) on your property. If you have a power loss, you could also have an automatic stand by genset running on propane or natural gas (don't know if your property has natural gas). Freezing weather isn't that much of a big deal when everything is inside since you're not going to be starting the bus then.

In Beaumont, Ca is an RV Condominium that has power and they allow you to sleep in your bus.  Good Luck, TomC
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« Reply #28 on: November 20, 2012, 09:33:41 AM »

Stand-by generators are not something you can just install and not look at for years on end.  The last time I tested mine at home it wouldn't start because the battery had died due to old age.  Most stand-by units will start and run once a week to keep everything dry and lubricated.  If mine doesn't start it will trip a fault light that has to be manually reset. 

Sean's goal seems to be to pay around $1,200 a year.  $12,000 would be a tight budget for a climate controlled storage building.  There would also be utility costs.   Personally, I would not store in North Dakota if I had a choice.  Too cold in the winter and humidity can be pretty high in the summer.
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« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2012, 10:39:20 AM »

First off, congrats for the new change in your life!  Will be exciting and the envoy of many. 

Anyone building a shop on a large private property?  Add on a little for Sean and write a long term contract.  In the end, you will have a bigger shop or a mother in law flat?   Just thinking...  Good luck Sean and Louise.
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